In the break with Lorenzo Milesi, Team dsm-firmenich rode strongly as a unit in Poland this afternoon, setting up Oscar Onley who could fight for fourth place on the punchy uphill finish to Karpacz.
The longest stage at the Tour de Pologne awaited the peloton on Sunday afternoon as they rolled out of Leszno, with the final quarter of the stage stacked with several short climbs. Setting out with a plan for later in the stage, Milesi infiltrated the breakaway with the aim of being a foil for some attacks. Alongside his two breakaway companions, Milesi worked well and they built up a lead that peaked at just over ten minutes. Yet, the peloton were in control and slowly reeled them in throughout the stage, making the catch at over 25 kilometres remaining, ahead of the final two climbs. With Milesi caught, the team rallied around Max Poole and Onley well, bringing them into position for the steep hill-top finale. A strong pace was set with Poole following an initial move, before Onley then could follow the best in the battle to the line, crossing in a fine fourth place.